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Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone (703) 836-6727
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Email: asnehq@navalengineers.org


ASNE is the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.  ASNE also serves the educators who train the professionals, researchers who develop related technology, and students who are preparing for the profession.  Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army.

ASNE is the seventh oldest technical society in the United States.  It was founded in 1888 by a group of naval engineering pioneers, most of them officers of the U.S. Navy's Engineering Corps, who sought a unified approach to their profession in order to make the most of new advances in technology. The purposes of ASNE are:           

  • to advance the knowledge and practice of naval engineering in public and private applications and operations,
  • to enhance the professionalism and well-being of members, and
  • to promote naval engineering as a career field.

For 125 years, the Society’s objectives have been strengthened and preserved to meet the changing needs of a time-honored profession. Today ASNE conducts a variety of technical meetings and symposia, publishes the highly regarded Naval Engineers Journal and a number of other technical proceedings and publications, and fosters professional development and technical information exchange through technical committees, local section activities and cooperative efforts with government organizations and other professional societies.

The Society's annual meeting, ASNE Day, is typically held in February of each year in the Washington, DC, area. The meeting features major addresses by high level industry and government leaders and panel discussions by leading members of the profession.  It also includes presentation and discussion of technical papers on a variety of timely naval engineering topics, presentation of the Society's prestigious annual awards and a large exposition with government and industry exhibits covering the full spectrum of naval engineering technology. ASNE Day is highlighted by the Society’s annual Honors Gala, attended by hundreds of executives and senior managers from both government and industry.

Our website is designed to not only serve our members, but also to support scholars, students and others interested in the varied field of naval engineering.  We welcome your suggestions on ways we can improve your experience. 

Course Description

From Kayaks to Carriers is a four module course designed to educate non-naval engineers on key issues in the field of naval engineering. The course is open to technical and non-technical individuals with the goal of helping those without a background in naval engineering learn concepts specific to engineering of boats and ships, specifically nomenclature, Archimedes’ principle, and fundamentals of intact and damaged stability, maneuvering, towing, structures, and materials. It is expected that course participants will have some knowledge of either the naval enterprise (e.g. non-technical support personnel) or be engineers from disciplines outside of naval engineering (e.g. a mechanical engineer who wishes to further their knowledge).

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Logistical Information

Instructor: Dr. Leigh McCue
Location: San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, held in conjunction with MegaRust 2018
Date: 5/24/2018
Time: 1300-1700
Professional Development Hours (PDHs): 4 Hours
Audience: Introductory (100 Level) – Learner requires little knowledge of this topic area

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Nomenclature, Archimedes’ Principle
Lesson 2: Intact and Damaged Stability Fundamentals
Lesson 3: Maneuvering and Towing Fundamentals
Lesson 4: Structures and Materials Fundamentals

Registration Information

Capacity: 25
Enrollment Fee: Member $150, Non-Member $200
Terms and Conditions

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Instructor Biography

Dr. Leigh McCue is the Executive Director of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE). She entered the association management world from academia, where she was an Associate Professor in Virginia Tech’s Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering. Dr. McCue received her BSE degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 2000 from Princeton University. She earned her graduate degrees from the University of Michigan in Aerospace Engineering (MSE 2001) and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (MSE 2002, PhD 2004). As an academic she received numerous, prestigious young faculty awards including an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant, an ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) grant, and a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).